August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of pharmacists to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination.
During NIAM, the Minnesota Pharmacists Association encourages you to ensure your patients are up to date on recommended vaccines. Research has consistently shown that health care professionals are the most trusted source of vaccine information for parents and patients.
Use NIAM as an opportunity to access CDC educational resources like the #HowIRecommend Video Series, which offers simple and practical guidance for having successful vaccine conversations with parents and patients. These short videos demonstrate how to make effective vaccine recommendations, address common vaccine questions, and take a team-based approach to vaccination.
Are you participating in NIAM? If so, send photos and information to Staff Editor Laurie Pumper, tag us on Instagram or mention @minnpharmassoc on Twitter. We may share your information in Small Doses or on social media!